And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allâh, so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His Names. They will be requited for what they used to do. (Surat Al-A’raf 7:180)
Allâh! Lâ ilâhla illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He)! To Him belong the Best Names. (Surat Taha 20:8)
He is Allâh, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names . All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. (Surat Al-Hashr 59:24)
Narrated Abu Huraira: Prophet Muhammad SAW said, “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari 50:894)
Abu Huraira reported Prophet Muhammad SAW as saying: Verily, there are ninety-nine names for Allah, i.e. hundred excepting one. He who enumerates them would get into Paradise. And Hammam has made this addition on the authority of Abu Huraira who reported it from Prophet Muhammad SAW that he said: “He is Odd (one) and loves odd number.” (Sahih Muslim 35:6476)
99 names of Allah – Meaning and Explanation
who wills goodness and mercy for all His creatures
who acts with extreme kindness
he Eternal Lord
The Sovereign Lord, The One with the complete Dominion, the One Whose Dominion is clear from imperfection
he Most Sacred
The One who is pure from any imperfection and clear from children and adversaries
he Embodiment of Peace
The One who is free from every imperfection.
he Infuser of Faith
The One who witnessed for Himself that no one is God but Him. And He witnessed for His believers that they are truthful in their belief that no one is God but Him
he Preserver of Safety
The One who witnesses the saying and deeds of His creatures
he Mighty One
The Strong, The Defeater who is not defeated
he Omnipotent One
The One that nothing happens in His Dominion except that which He willed
he Dominant One
The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures and from resembling them.
The One who brings everything from non-existence to existence
The Maker, The Creator who has the Power to turn the entities.
he Flawless Shaper
The One who forms His creatures in different pictures.
he Great Forgiver
The Forgiver, The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again.
he All-Prevailing One
The Dominant, The One who has the perfect Power and is not unable over anything.
he Supreme Bestower
The One who is Generous in giving plenty without any return. He is everything that benefits whether Halal or Haram.
he Total Provider
The Sustainer, The Provider.
he Supreme Solver
The Opener, The Reliever, The Judge, The One who opens for His slaves the closed worldly and religious matters
he All-Knowing One
The Knowledgeable; The One nothing is absent from His knowledge
he Restricting One
The Constrictor, The Withholder, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
The Englarger, The One who constricts the sustenance by His wisdom and expands and widens it with His Generosity and Mercy.
The Abaser, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
he Elevating One
The Exalter, The Elevator, The One who lowers whoever He willed by His Destruction and raises whoever He willed by His Endowment.
gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem.
The Dishonourer, The Humiliator, He gives esteem to whoever He willed, hence there is no one to degrade Him; And He degrades whoever He willed, hence there is no one to give Him esteem.
The Hearer, The One who Hears all things that are heard by His Eternal Hearing without an ear, instrument or organ.
The All-Noticing, The One who Sees all things that are seen by His Eternal Seeing without a pupil or any other instrument.
he Impartial Judge
The Judge, He is the Ruler and His judgment is His Word.
he Embodiment of Justice
The Just, The One who is entitled to do what He does.
he Knower of Subtleties
The Subtle One, The Gracious, The One who is kind to His slaves and endows upon them.
he All-Aware One
The One who knows the truth of things.
he Clement One
The Forebearing, The One who delays the punishment for those who deserve it and then He might forgive them.
he Magnificent One
The Great One, The Mighty, The One deserving the attributes of Exaltment, Glory, Extolement, and Purity from all imperfection.
he Great Forgiver
The All-Forgiving, The Forgiving, The One who forgives a lot.
he Acknowledging One
The Grateful, The Appreciative, The One who gives a lot of reward for a little obedience.
he Sublime One
The Most High, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creatures.
he Great One
The Most Great, The Great, The One who is greater than everything in status.
he Guarding One
The Preserver, The Protector, The One who protects whatever and whoever He willed to protect.
he Sustaining One
The Maintainer, The Guardian, The Feeder, The One who has the Power.
he Reckoning One
The Reckoner, The One who gives the satisfaction.
he Majestic One
The Sublime One, The Beneficent, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
he Bountiful One
The Generous One, The Gracious, The One who is attributed with greatness of Power and Glory of status.
he Watchful One
The Watcher, The One that nothing is absent from Him. Hence it’s meaning is related to the attribute of Knowledge.
he Responding One
The Responsive, The Hearkener, The One who answers the one in need if he asks Him and rescues the yearner if he calls upon Him.
he All-Pervading One
The Vast, The All-Embracing, The Knowledgeable.
he Wise One
The Wise, The Judge of Judges, The One who is correct in His doings.
he Loving One
The One who loves His believing slaves and His believing slaves love Him. His love to His slaves is His Will to be merciful to them and praise them
he Glorious One
The Most Glorious One, The One who is with perfect Power, High Status, Compassion, Generosity and Kindness.
he Infuser of New Life
The Resurrector, The Raiser (from death), The One who resurrects His slaves after death for reward and/or punishment.
he All Observing Witness
The Witness, The One who nothing is absent from Him.
he Embodiment of Truth
The Truth, The True, The One who truly exists.
he Universal Trustee
The Trustee, The One who gives the satisfaction and is relied upon.
he Strong One
The Most Strong, The Strong, The One with the complete Power
he Firm One
The One with extreme Power which is un-interrupted and He does not get tired.
he Protecting Associate
The Protecting Friend, The Supporter.
he Sole-Laudable One
The Praiseworthy, The praised One who deserves to be praised.
he All-Enumerating One
The Counter, The Reckoner, The One who the count of things are known to him.
The One who started the human being. That is, He created him.
The Reproducer, The One who brings back the creatures after death
he Maintainer of life
The Restorer, The Giver of Life, The One who took out a living human from semen that does not have a soul. He gives life by giving the souls back to the worn out bodies on the resurrection day and He makes the hearts alive by the light of knowledge.
he Inflictor of Death
The Creator of Death, The Destroyer, The One who renders the living dead.
he Eternally Living One
The Alive, The One attributed with a life that is unlike our life and is not that of a combination of soul, flesh or blood.
he Self-Subsisting One
The One who remains and does not end.
he Pointing One
The Perceiver, The Finder, The Rich who is never poor. Al-Wajd is Richness.
he All-Noble One
The Glorious, He who is Most Glorious.
he Only One
The Unique, The One, The One without a partner
he Sole One
he Supreme Provider
The Eternal, The Independent, The Master who is relied upon in matters and reverted to in ones needs.
he Omnipotent One
The Able, The Capable, The One attributed with Power.
he All Authoritative One
The Powerful, The Dominant, The One with the perfect Power that nothing is withheld from Him.
he Expediting One
The Expediter, The Promoter, The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.
The Delayer, the Retarder, The One who puts things in their right places. He makes ahead what He wills and delays what He wills.
he Very First
The First, The One whose Existence is without a beginning.
he Infinite Last One
The Last, The One whose Existence is without an end.
The Manifest, The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without a place. He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies.
The Hidden, The One that nothing is above Him and nothing is underneath Him, hence He exists without a place. He, The Exalted, His Existence is obvious by proofs and He is clear from the delusions of attributes of bodies.
he Holder of Supreme Authority
The Governor, The One who owns things and manages them.
he Extremely Exalted One
The Most Exalted, The High Exalted, The One who is clear from the attributes of the creation.
he Fountain-Head of Truth
The Source of All Goodness, The Righteous, The One who is kind to His creatures, who covered them with His sustenance and specified whoever He willed among them by His support, protection, and special mercy.
he Ever-Acceptor of Repentance
The Relenting, The One who grants repentance to whoever He willed among His creatures and accepts his repentance.
The Avenger, The One who victoriously prevails over His enemies and punishes them for their sins. It may mean the One who destroys them.
he Supreme Pardoner
The Forgiver, The One with wide forgiveness.
he Benign One
The Compassionate, The One with extreme Mercy. The Mercy of Allah is His will to endow upon whoever He willed among His creatures.
he Eternal Possessor of Sovereignty
The One who controls the Dominion and gives dominion to whoever He willed.
he Possessor of Majesty and Honour
The Lord of Majesty and Bounty, The One who deserves to be Exalted and not denied.
he Just One
The Equitable, The One who is Just in His judgment.
he Assembler of Scattered Creations
The Gatherer, The One who gathers the creatures on a day that there is no doubt about, that is the Day of Judgment.
he Self-Sufficient One
The One who does not need the creation.
he Bestower of Sufficiency
The Enricher, The One who satisfies the necessities of the creatures.
The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed.
he Bestower of Benefits
The Propitious, The One who makes harm reach to whoever He willed and benefit to whoever He willed.
he Prime Light
The Light, The One who guides.
he Provider of Guidance
The Guide, The One whom with His Guidance His believers were guided, and with His Guidance the living beings have been guided to what is beneficial for them and protected from what is harmful to them.
he Unique One
The Incomparable, The One who created the creation and formed it without any preceding example.
he Ever Surviving One
The Everlasting, The One that the state of non-existence is impossible for Him.
he Eternal Inheritor
The Heir, The One whose Existence remains.
he Guide to Path of Rectitude
The Guide to the Right Path, The One who guides.
he Extensively Enduring One
The Patient, The One who does not quickly punish the sinners.